Hey everybirdie! I was wondering if anyone knew of any tiel breeders close to Myrtle Beach, SC? I might be looking to acquire one maybe in the next 6 months, and I'd like to get one from a breeder. Thanks!
Try your local Facebook pages too, I belong to a lot of animal and bird buy and sell pages for Wisconsin and my city area... I have a Facebook page called Crazy For Cockatiels and get a lot of people joining and buying thru that. I didn't even have to offer this last clutch up for sale and they were spoken for as well as inquiries for next clutch. When looking for a breeder try to see if they have a website or a online place you can see how they raise their babies and possibly watch the progress of the babies. On my Facebook page I post from the time I am planning a clutch thru egg laying, hatching, baby pix and many pix and videos of them being raised. Even tho I am not a big serious breeder, I am very smalltime and not very experienced but people can see how my babies are raised, how much attention and time they get as well as how much I love my birds. Make sure the breeder you choose socializes the babies, this is much more important than handfeeding. A baby can be a handfed bird and still be a wild scared thing where as if properly socialized they should be tame sweet and loving... here are a couple of pix of my (very messy, they were washed when I was finished feeding) babies during feeding time... they were more interested in playing than eating and sort of made a huge mess...lol they are 5 weeks old in these pix.You can usually find someone with baby tiels either on Craigslist or through Ebay Classifieds.
My favorites are pearls and lutino pearls, but to get them they have to be hens or they lose the pearling at maturity. Males can be very sweet too... mine are pretty good, just not cuddly.My husband Lonny checked out that breeder's facebook page and it has us both a bit concerned. I guess the birds are not kept in the best of condition, so this breeder may be a no go. Uuugh, back to my search for now.
As for the difference is gender, I would like to have a super cuddly bird, but am scared about the chronic egg laying possibility, and subsequent egg binding threat. Our luck usually runs on the "unlikely" path, and that has me worried.
What is your favorite mutation?
EDIT: I just checked out her facebook page, and it really doesn't look bad, and all her birds look happy and healthy. So this breeder may be back in.